During the lunch, Dr. Emily Marshman and Dr. Chandralekha Singh will lead a discussion about helping students learn from self-study tools. They will propose a framework useful for encouraging students with diverse backgrounds benefit from self-study tools both inside and outside of class.
When developing or encouraging students to use self-study tools for learning, even the most conscientious educators focus only on using tools that are interactive and adaptive to account for students’ prior preparation in that subject. However, even when learning tools are interactive and adaptive, many students, especially those in need of remediation via self-study tools, do not engage with them as intended. We will discuss ways to help a diverse group of students engage with self-study instructional tools in an effective manner in order to help them learn.